It is said ‘Opportunity knocks on your door but once’.
Polye was never marginalised as one might be led to think. First after the 2002 elections, then the 2007 elections he led the largest and strongest team of highland NA MPs to victory. He chooses not to challenge for the leadership but remained subordinated to GC Somare.
In 2007 he insisted on NOT taking up the DPM position as he preferred the Works ministry instead. Works ministry suited him because it meant the lucrative millions of Kina Highway construction monies to Kaystar Constructions owned by Paul Kurai his chief financial support.
In the course of the 2007 election when campaigning with GC Somare for Mr Timothy Tala at Kalano village Ialibu, Kaystar Constructions construction equipments were at the village. Polye stayed back and was boasting of the road to be upgraded and sealed from Kagul to Angule River. Of course he did not disclose the kickbacks he was receiving.
In August 2011 he had the numbers to be the PM but why did he choose to be the Finance and Treasury Minister instead. Again he opted to go for the F&T Minister as the control of money lured him.
On a personal note, I think he is a humble man and the most gullible of MPs.
So is he Prime Minister material? Come to think of it, if Namah can plot his way up so can anyone of those bozos be PM.
The gorgeous Miss Opportunity knocks on your door but once. But thrice she did knock on Polyes door and either he was fixated on road construction kickbacks and the treasury, he relented not when Miss Opportunity offered him her hand.
Can her infatuations for this husky highlander overcome her shy complexions? Shall her mother, Lady Luck sway her over her phobias for a fourth knock on his mulish door? Our eyes and ears are all prickled.